A Fresh Coat of Paint
We finished what I hope will be our biggest project on Saturday and Sunday. The room that will be the actual studio now has a fresh coat of paint!
So that’s the before. Don’t you just love the colors?! In the studio we had the orange and green you see there and also yellow, blue, and a really dark purple to contend with. I thought I had more pictures of the before, but we took them when we were still just looking at the space and it was full of wedding dresses. 🙂
Soooo, here’s the after:
This is one of my favorite pictures of the space so far because you can see simultaneously where we started and where we are going to end up. This picture was taken from the doorway in between the lobby/reception area and the studio. (It’s the big doorway on the left in the picture above.)
This picture makes me really excited. Last week I was beginning to get a bit frustrated because I felt like I had been at the studio working very hard every single day since we got the keys, but I felt like I didn’t have much to show for it. After this weekend, I have a big transformation that I can point at and say, “We did that and we’re on the right path.”
RDS owes a million thanks to Herb and Casey Myers (my grandparents!), Morgan Fleming, Eleadra Wallace (my mom!), Ryan Landfield, and (as always) Jonathan Kelly (my amazingly wonderful husband who encourages me to follow this crazy dream of mine….) All of these people responded on Friday for a painting day the very next day.
I also want to thank I Love NY Pizza who gave us an AMAZING pizza as a Welcome to the Neighborhood gesture on Saturday and Big Tiny’s Grill who made lunch for Jonathan and me on Sunday even though they were closed. These two restaurants are in our shopping center and have super tasty food. I encourage everyone to make sure you try them out!
To those of you who have volunteered to paint and weren’t able to attend/didn’t know we were gonna do it, I got a wild hair on Friday and decided Saturday was the day we needed to paint. Don’t worry! There will be more painting in the reception/lobby area!! I still need and WANT your help!
In other equally important news, it looks like we’re not going to have our floor until November or December. Never fear! We will still have classes this fall! While it is most certainly not ideal, there is PLENTY we can do on the carpet. This does, however, mean that pointe and tap classes won’t begin until the spring semester. I apologize for this inconvenience, but I assure you, the floor is going to be worth the wait! If you’re interested, we will probably have an O’Mara Sprung Floor. These floors are true sprung floors instead of even a floating floor or just hardwood over padding. Very few dance studios in our area have true sprung floors. One of the MANY benefits of an O’Mara sprung floor is that we will be able to take this floor with us when/if we outgrow the space we’re in. It’s not cheap, but it’s an investment that will stay with the studio rather than staying in a commercial space when we leave and it worth it just for the safety and health benefits. Check out their website and see how great it’s going to be!
Registration days will be coming SOON! I’m almost positive on the date we’ll start classes, but I don’t want to tell you until I’m sure. 🙂
See you soon!